What Makes Coaching Work?

By |2018-08-27T09:33:25+10:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

In this article, I want to examine what makes coaching work.

A friend of mine recently went to a business networking meeting. The speaker was a business coach. After the presentation, three separate business people expressed their opinion that coaching is a waste of time and money. It simply doesn’t work.

Those of us in the coaching game believe coaching works, therefore, I am not going to ask whether it works. I want to ask a related question; “What makes coaching […]

Understanding Change Fitness

By |2019-02-27T13:47:10+11:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Change Fitness|

Change fitness’ is a term describing the psychological capacities that enable people to be succeed at the change process. For over 40 years, people have understood the change process, but only recently have we discovered the psychological capacities needed to be successful at it. It is easy to understand if you compare it with physical fitness, as in the following scenario.

Sally is a champion swimmer. She goes to the pool every morning and swims 25 laps before heading […]

BENEFITS OF BEING A CHANGE FITNESS COACH

By |2018-08-27T09:34:05+10:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

There are real benefits in Change Fitness Coaching, and it is worth considering this opportunity. Here are 10 advantages to consider.

  1. Need – the need for change fitness is a real thing. In this world, we all must cope with change. Many people find it hard to adapt to changes in their personal lives, their careers, and their businesses. Probably, this will only increase over time as technology advances and impacts more of our lives. Coaches who […]

Bob’s Story

By |2019-02-25T15:54:05+11:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|


Meeting Bob

When I first met Bob he seemed like a savvy business consultant with all the right answers. He was a guy in his early 4os, well-presented, well-spoken, and he appeared confident. I suggested he would benefit from some short-term change fitness coaching but he showed little interest at first. He later told me he wasn’t interested in being coached because he thought his change fitness was fine – he had no need of that, or so he thought.

After […]

Brian’s Story

By |2018-08-27T09:36:28+10:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

I first met Brian through LinkedIn. He lives in Australia, loves learning, and is a medical professional. He was interested in change fitness because he encounters many clients who say they want to change, but don’t keep up with recommended lifestyle changes. He wanted to learn more about why this happens, and how he could help people make better choices.

When I conducted the initial change fitness assessment, I discovered that Brian’s change fitness score was 21% below average. […]

Julie’s Story

By |2018-08-27T09:36:39+10:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Coaching|

Julie is a self-employed coach living in Australia. She comes from a professional background, and, although she considers herself a capable and skilled coach, she found it difficult to know how to help some of her clients.

Julie heard about change fitness coaching from a friend of hers and decided to check it out. We had a couple of conversations and she became increasingly interested in the change fitness coaching model. Eventually, she decided to take the training herself.

When […]

A More Comprehensive Approach to Organisational Change

By |2018-08-27T09:36:56+10:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Managing Change, Uncategorized|

The aim of The Change Gym is to change how organisations approach change. Arguably, the current dominant approach reflects Kotter’s 8-step change model. Whilst we acknowledge the contribution that Kotter has made to knowledge and the importance of what is in this model, it is what the model lacks that is, at very least, of equal importance.

The dominant approach is essentially a management model – create a state of urgency, put together the right team, create and […]